owa State’s Tornado/Microburst Simulator has been in operation since 2005. It has helped Partha Sarkar and other researchers learn more about the wind loads created by tornadoes so engineers can design buildings that can stand up to windstorms. Pictured with the simulator are doctoral students, left to right, Nayan Deep Tiwari and Mahtab Goudarzi.
Elizabeth Swanner
Elizabeth Swanner to deliver LAS Dean’s Distinguished Lecture

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series highlights faculty excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement in Iowa State’s most academically diverse college. Read More

Ice Age Environmental change poster
Collaborative Approach to Science Communication

Jacqueline Reber, Associate Professor in GEAT, and Kimberly Moss, Associate Professor and Director of the Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration Program (BPMI), recently published an article in EOS, the science news magazine published by American Geophysical Union. Read More

Image of Dr. Patricola.
Cyclone researchers: Warming climate means more and stronger Atlantic tropical storms

A warming climate will increase the number of tropical cyclones and their intensity in the North Atlantic, potentially creating more and stronger hurricanes, according to simulations using a high-resolution, global climate model. Read More

Dr. Kandis Boyd Wyatt (center) poses with Dr. William Gallus (left) and Dean Beate Schmittmann (right).
Dr. Boyd Wyatt honored with distinguished alumni award

Dr. Kandis Y. Boyd Wyatt was presented the 2022 Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award at a ceremony in Ames, Iowa on… Read More

Alan Wanamaker collects clam shells from the Gulf of Maine. Wanamaker's lab analyzes shell layers to build a history of seawater characteristics, including temperature, ocean currents and water sources.
Study shows Gulf of Maine cooling for 900 years, then quickly warming since late 1800s

Alan Wanamaker collects clam shells from the Gulf of Maine. Wanamaker’s lab analyzes shell layers to build a history of seawater characteristics, including temperature, ocean… Read More

Two students examining meteorological data.
New climate science degree at ISU offers interdisciplinary training

A new interdisciplinary degree program beginning this fall at Iowa State University aims to prepare students for careers helping society address and adapt to climate… Read More

Trey Fulbright and Zane Satre
Two Iowa State meteorology grads join KCCI in Des Moines

The meteorologist desk at KCCI 8 now includes five full-time meteorologists to cover all things severe weather in central Iowa. Newcomers include Trey Fulbright and… Read More

Portrait of Lt. Col. Breea Lisko
Lt. Col. Breea Lisko honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Lt. Col. Breea Lisko, a decorated meteorologist with the United States Air Force and Department of Defense policy advisor, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from… Read More

Urbandale High School Teacher, Katherine Hanson
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) – Katherine Hanson

During the summer of 2021, Dr. Alex Gonzalez mentored Urbandale High School Teacher, Katherine Hanson, on a short research project studying the intertropical convergence zone… Read More